Where Curious and Open Minds Aspire
The Department of Educational Psychology trains the next generation of leaders in cognitive and developmental sciences, counseling psychology, educational statistics and measurement, school and clinical mental health counseling, and school psychology.
For more than 50 years, the department has focused on building multiculturally competent counselors and psychologists, and in 2013 it won the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Bersoff Presidential Cultural Award for its success in recruiting and graduating doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.
Minor in Counseling
Counselors help individuals resolve personal and social problems. Although a minimum of a master’s degree is required to be a professional counselor, the helping skills and developmental perspectives that form the foundation of counseling are applicable to many professions. The Counseling minor is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology) or related fields such as school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling, social work, nursing, allied health professions.
A minimum of 18 credits required for the minor, at least 9 of them in 300 level and above courses taken in residence at UWM. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor taken at UWM. The following courses are required:
Educational Psychology 212: Career Planning and Development
Educational Psychology 220: Positive Psychology applied to Culture, Learning and Development
Communication 350: Intercultural Communication OR
Communication 402: Gender and Communication
Educational Psychology 330: Introduction to Learning and Development OR Educational Psychology 640: Human Development: Theory and Research (U/G)
Counseling 403: Overview of Counseling Skills
Counseling 600: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (U/G)
Want to make the most of your college experience? Need help choosing a major and setting your career path? Preparing for a career in one of the helping fields? Looking to improve your listening and coping skills?
Then you'll want to check out these exciting NEW course offerings from the Ed Psych Department for incoming Freshman and current undergrads!
Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship
AOP application deadline for graduate students in Educational Psychology is January 13th.
Students in Educational Psychology graduate programs are eligible for funding opportunities through the Graduate School. The Fellowships and AOP awards information can be found on the Graduate School Types of Funding webpage. Those applications are due in mid-January for internal ranking in the department. We then submit it to the Graduate School by their deadline in early February for the upcoming Fall term.
Cognitive and Developmental Sciences MS - October 1, 2019
Cognitive and Developmental Sciences PhD - October 1, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement MS - October 1, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement PhD - October 1, 2019
Cognitive and Developmental Sciences MS - December 1, 2019
Cognitive and Developmental Sciences PhD - December 1, 2019
Counseling Psychology PhD - December 1*, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement MS - February 15, 2020
Educational Statistics and Measurement PhD - February 15, 2020
School/Clinical Mental Health Counseling: MS - February 15*, 2020
School Psychology PhD - December 15*, 2019
School Psychology EdS - January 3*, 2020
*If date falls on a weekend, deadline will be the following Monday.
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data Tables
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Graduate Program Admissions Coordinator
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The Master’s Degree Application Checklist (PDF) & PhD Degree Application Checklist (PDF) may be a helpful resources. For more information on international admissions, please visit the Center for International Education.
School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Department of Educational Psychology
Enderis Hall 709
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-3159